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November 4 2013 | PAKISTAN

The courage to hope in Pakistan grows in the friendship with the poorest

The meeting of the Pakistani Communities of Sant'Egidio and a visit to the elderly, the school of peace and the disabled persons of Lahore and Islamabad

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"The courage to hope" was the theme of the meeting of the Communities of Sant'Egidio of Pakistan, who have come together from 12 cities in the country, for the visit of Marco Impagliazzo, at a large and joyful meeting.

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In Lahore, the Community has visited for many years the elderly living in a small nursing home in the centre of Yohannabad, a large Catholic neighborhood. "They are our angels" the elderly say about them.

The house of the Community in Lahore was inaugurated in October 2011 (foto). Today it has a small chapel, ameeting room and a beautiful and very colourful school of peace.

In Islamabad, the Community is a friend of the orphaned children and the disabled housed in a care institution. Many of them are Catholics. The Christmas lunch has also been held here for two years.


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